“What would constitute a perfect day for you? Why do we always go home and watch Netflix instead?”—Susanna Wolff
I love Jessica Ortner. We just recorded a podcast for her new series, “Adventures in Happiness.” Stay tuned. Our episode will run soon.
In the meantime, I decided to listen to Episode One which she recorded when her brother Nick woke her up at 7 a.m. California time.
The theme was “GET STARTED.” On your dream. Right now.
The reason most of us don’t is because we’re judging our Day One with everybody else’s Day 42 or 50. Every person you look up to—be it Picasso, Tony Robbins or Meryl Streep—started somewhere. Every person had a Day One. And I guarantee it probably sucked.
Jessica told the story of starting CrossFit. She threw herself into it, but even so, Megan, as she says, “smoked her.” Megan who had been training for 18 months. Megan who, of course, had developed the stamina to smoke her.
So the takeaway is quit comparing your freshman efforts with people who already have days two, three, etc. under their belt.
The point is. Get started. Today.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.
Pam…FANTASTIC REMINDER!!!! I know this in my soul…and I’m an educator and tell this to my students…sooooo, Note to Self: START APPLYING TO SELF! and, btw….”it’s okay” that I START NOW!!!
😉 Thanks for this…..
Love, Love, LOVE YOU!!!
Right back at ya, Donna!! Love, love, LOVE YOU, too!!!!
This is THE ideal start to my DAY ONE!!!!
YAYYYYYYY is right!!! Love ya, StevieAnne
Yes! I drove to work (feeling terrible) and thinking this is the the last day i will allow the past to affect my life. Today is the first day of living in the present moment.
My friend, Annola, a gifted, beautiful singer, has been singing the song, Today!!! I love today!! I love this moment!!!
“A year from now, you may wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb
Today always works for me!!!
Great Post Pam! I was at a seminar, my 4th on the subject and was beating myself up over not learning the material fast enough. Suddenly one of the presenters asked the other presenter how many seminars it took him to get it. He replied 20-25. These are the experts! That moment was a game-changer. Thanks for the reminder 🙂
Yes, we tend to judge everybody else’s outsides with our insides, forgetting that their outside probably took the seminar 25 times. Love this!! Thank you, Dr. Cathy!!!
I just want to let you know that these posts and your beautiful books (I now like to call my bibles, along with Ask and It is Given) save me from my negative thinking every. Single. Time. I open them up and read them. It’s almost like you know exactly what I’m going through and always have the best words for me to read. Or maybe it’s just the Dude helping a sister out ;). I have to tell you, I have grown up as a HUGE Potterhead (obvi that means I’m obsessed with Harry Potter and Hogwarts) and have always been obsessed with anything magical. I would just pray that I would get my acceptance letter to Hogwarts because I wanted to be around all the magic (I am seriously obsessed with Harry Potter). YOUR BOOKS WERE MY ACCEPTANCE LETTER TO HOGWARTS!! You made me realize (or rather remember) that this world we live in is so damn magical, it’s better than Hogwarts! Besides not being able to fly, but I bet if I put my mind to it I could absolutely do it ;). Anyways, thank you for being you, and thank you for reminding me IT’S ALWAYS GONNA BE OK!!!!!!!!! :)))
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Dear Cassie–That’s one of the nicest things anybody has ever said to me. THANK YOU!!! And I’m with you and R.Kelly. I believe we CAN fly.!!!!!
Hi Pam, Can you send me a copy of e-squared…like to give one away on air. 22 Fairway Dr. Topsfield MA 01983 thanks so much. Francesca
You can contact my publicist. Send me a private email and I’ll give you here deets. Thanks, Francesca!!!
…. but I love going home and watching Netflix after a nice long week of working at a job I very much enjoy… ;-D
Nothing wrong with Netflix. Wasn’t implying that. As long as it’s in harmony with following your dreams.
Pam, I am hanging on by a thread. Recently, last two months, have been recovering from open heart triple bypass and A CABG artery proceedure; I had a stroke during rehab, and have been home recuoperating since 3/3/15. Don’t walk yet, but will get there. I truly expect a complete recovery! I may never be able to pay all the debt this has caused me, but I will prevail!
All this to say: It’s been HELL, and I am currently a one finger typist, (actually, was never a good typist), BUT as I read your posts, and contemplate your two books, which I study, and practice what I can with one side not working, I have come to realize the power of you words, and your philosophy has greatly impressed me. I will continue to put myself in the HANDS & POWER of my infinite Source, and your wisdom has done much to give me strength in these times.Thank YOU!
Just so you know, your thread–at least your energetic thread–just turned into triple-ply nylon rope as all of us here on the blog send you great love and light. Thanks for sharing. Know that you are loved and that indeed the Infinite source has your back!!!
Amen & Amen!!!! Blessings laced with healing, Trish!